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Pentecost 15 C: Ceremonies for Transcendence

The readings for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Psalm                    Psalm 79:1–9 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Amos 8:4–7 Psalm                    Psalm 113 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 14 C: The Church and the Cancel Culture

The readings for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament       Jeremiah 4:11–12, 22–28 Psalm                    Psalm 14 Old Testament & Psalm, Option I or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament       Exodus 32:7–14 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 13 C: Beyond Anti-Racism, Beyond Woke

The readings for the Twelth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 18:1–11 Psalm                    Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Deuteronomy 30:15–20 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 12 C: College Debt Relief and the Smell Test

The readings for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Jeremiah 2:4–13 Psalm                     Psalm 81:1, 10–16 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Sirach 10:12–18 or Proverbs 25:6–7 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 7 C: Audacious Insistence on a God of Mercy

The readings for the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost are: Old Testament      Hosea 1:2–10 Psalm                    Psalm 85 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Genesis 18:20–32 Psalm                    Psalm 138 New Testament     Colossians 2:6–15 (16–19) … Continue reading

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Pentecost 5 C: Shamed by Love

The readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      Amos 7:7–17 Psalm                    Psalm 82 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Deuteronomy 30:9–14 Psalm                    Psalm 25:1–10 … Continue reading

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Pentecost 4 C: Peace Mission with No Excuses

The readings for the fourth Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      2 Kings 5:1–14 Psalm                    Psalm 30 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Isaiah 66:10–14 Psalm                    Psalm … Continue reading

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Pentecost 3 C: Free to Love

The readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost are Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      2 Kings 2:1–2, 6–14 Psalm                    Psalm 77:1–2, 11–20 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      1 Kings 19:15–16, … Continue reading

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Pentecost 2 C: God both Rough and Smooth

The Readings for the Second Sunday after Pentecost are… Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old Testament      1 Kings 19:1–4 (5–7) 8–15a Psalm                    Psalm 42, 43 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament      Isaiah 65:1–9 … Continue reading

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Holy Trinity C: Can We Handle the Truth?

The readings for Holy Trinity Sunday are: Old Testament      Proverbs 8:1–4, 22–31 Psalm                    Psalm 8 New Testament     Romans 5:1–5 Gospel                   John 16:12–15 The scene we remember from “A Few Good Men” is when the Marine base … Continue reading

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